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Duplicate/Replacement Driver's License/ID Card

If your driver's license or ID card was lost, a replacement fee is required. However, if the license or ID card was stolen and reported to law enforcement, the fee may be reduced with a copy of the law enforcement report if it is presented when the replacement is requested in a driver's license office.

United States Citizen

  • with a Gold Star on your license/ID card may apply online or at a driver's license office. To replace online, you will need the address on your license, your date of birth, social security number, and the number from one of the following: Florida Driver's License or ID Card, License Plate, Title, Documented Vessel, or Vessel FL.
  • without a Gold Star on your license/ID card must bring your required documents to a driver's license office.

Immigrant

  • with a Gold Star on your license/ID card may apply online or at a driver's license office. To replace online, you will need the address on your license, your date of birth, social security number, and the number from one of the following: Florida Driver's License or ID Card, License Plate, Title, Documented Vessel, or Vessel FL.
  • without a Gold Star on your license/ID card must bring your required documents to a driver's license office.

Non-Immigrant must present proof that they are legally authorized to be in the U.S. ("legal presence") at a driver's license office for a replacement. Please contact our office for more information.

Currently out of state:

  • Military personnel stationed outside of Florida may apply for a replacement online. You will need the address on your license, your date of birth and your social security number. If you do not have this information, please contact us for assistance.
  • People who are temporarily out of state and need a replacement mailed may request a replacement online. You will need the address on your license, your date of birth and your social security number. If you do not have this information, please contact us for assistance.
  • People who are temporarily out of state and want to wait until returning to Florida to get a replacement can request a 60-day temporary permit by one of the following:
    • write to Bureau of Records, 2900 Apalachee Parkway, MS 92, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0575
    • call 850.617.2000
    • email

Please provide your full name, date of birth, social security number, Florida driver's license number and an out-of-state address. There is no fee for the temporary permit. When you return to Florida you can get your replacement driver's license at the driver's license office.